Prayer

Prayers

 

This is a prayer to St Josephine Bakhita that can be used to pray for the victims of human trafficking. It is taken from the Roman Missal.

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O God, who led Saint Josephine Bakhita from abject slavery
to the dignity of being your daughter and a bride of Christ,
grant, we pray, that by her example
we may show constant love for the Lord Jesus crucified,
remaining steadfast in charity
and prompt to show compassion.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen

St Josephine Bakhita: Pray for us

Bidding Prayers

You may want to use these bidding prayers in addition to your usual intentions.

For Pope Francis, that God may grant him wisdom as he calls all people to unite against
the scourge of modern slavery.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

For Church leaders across the world, that they continue to be at the forefront in the
fight against modern slavery.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

For all Catholics, that God inspires them to take action to support and care for survivors
of modern slavery in their communities.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

For those trapped in slavery, that their perpetrators be brought to justice and that their
dignity as human beings is respected.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

For survivors of modern slavery, that they might find the support and care they need to
start a new life.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer.